Filipe Luis: "Messi is the press and La Liga's protege"

The Brazilian also conceded that it was "a clear red"

Filipe Luis: "Messi is the press and La Liga's protege"
Filipe Luis: "Messi is the press and La Liga's protege"

The Brazilian also conceded that it was "a clear red"

Filipe Luis talked about the ruthless challenge he made on Leo Messi in the La Liga game at Camp Nou that caused him to be sent off. In a interview to the Brazilian medium 'Esporte Interactivo', Atletico's left-back said it has been said a lot about this challenge because "Messi is the press and La Liga's protege." However, he conceded that the red card was "fair".

The play

"I wasn't late, I touched the ball. It's a play that happens in every game, but here, Messi is the press' protege, and La Liga's. Obviously nobody wants one of the best players of all time injured and therefore lose the opportunity to see him play. But that created all that trouble."

The red card

"It was a red card, the referee didn't make ant mistake, it was a fair red card. I went out of the pitch and that was it, a one-game ban and I'll fulfill it."